Getting In: Easy As vs. Hard Bs

Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and expert Amy Young, the director of college counseling at Avenues New York, answer listener questions.

The first question, from a 10th grader enrolled in an intense STEM program, wonders how she can appear appealing to a college with an arts and communications focus. The second question (starts at 4:23) is from a parent who wonders whether colleges are more impressed by straight As in “regular” or honors courses or Bs in AP and more advanced classes. Plus, a sneak preview of our upcoming episode on crafting a great college essay.

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